How to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

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We have a detailed guide on how to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Unlocking the bootloader on Google devices is the easiest thing ever. Unlocking bootloader of Android devices on other manufacturers like Xiaomi, Sony devices takes time and patience to unlock the bootloader. The bootloader is the first piece of code that runs when your Pixel device turns on.

Why you should Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2? By unlocking the bootloader on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL device, Unlocking of the bootloaders would allow the user to use the recovery apps for controlling the booting process and also for inserting new directories or files via booting process at any time. Follow the given guide to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

We have a detailed guide on how to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

  • Install Factory Image via Fastboot.
  • Install a Custom Recovery.
  • Root Pixel with SuperSU zip or Magisk.
  • Install Custom ROMs and other stuff.
  • Recover the device from soft-brick.

Note: Before going ahead to Unlock bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device may void its warranty completely and it will wipe all data on the device. Before proceeding further backup your data like Photos, Music, Videos and other files on the device.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Part – 1 Enable “USB Debugging” and “OEM Unlock” on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

How To Enable USB Debugging on Android Smartphones

Part – 2 Install ADB and Fastboot On Your Windows PC

Part – 3 Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Using Fastboot commands

Step 1. Power off your device and boot your device into fastboot mode. To do this, press and hold Volume up + Power at the same time to boot into fastboot mode.

OR

You can execute the following command to boot into fastboot mode

adb reboot bootloader

Step 2. Open the ADB folder and launch the Command prompt window there. (shift + right click anywhere empty space within that folder and click on open command prompt here).

Step 3. Now connect your device to your PC via USB cable and execute the following command. (This command will confirm that your device is connected to PC)

adb devices

Step 4. If your device is successfully connected, execute the following command to unlock your device bootloader

fastboot flashing unlock

Step 5. After the above command has finished executing, run the given command to reboot your device

fastboot reboot

Done!!! These were the easy steps to unlock bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions.

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About the Author: Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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